What will I learn?
The course is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects on animal welfare and behaviour, the animal industry and wildlife management.
Work placements are a key feature and benefit from the University centre’s strong links with a variety of relevant organisations. We offer optional overseas study tours.
Students have also undertaken work placement with the RSPCA, HART wildlife, Dogs trust, a range of veterinary practises, bird of prey centres including the Hawk conservancy, orangutan appeal and also placements at several local farms.
In the final year you will undertake a research project using the animal in our collection in conjunction with industry links. Prior projects have worked with Pet Remedy, Vitacress and ORA.
How will I be assessed?
Much of the assessment is coursework based – essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.
Where can I go from here?
Sparsholt graduates now work in a range of industries such as animal charities, veterinary practices and zoological collections.
• Animal Management A
• Principles in Biology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Industrial Experience
• Academic Skills
• Analytical Techniques
• Human Animal Interaction
• Population Biology
• Applied Industrial Research
• Industrial Development
• Ethology and Ethics
• Animal Health
• Animal Management B
- A Level – Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above which should be in a life science
- BTEC Extended Diploma – MMP
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (1080) – MMP in an appropriate pathway
- BTEC National Diploma – MM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) MM in an appropriate pathway
- Access to HE – A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 74 tariff points, with 24 credits at merit or above including 12 credits in science-based units
- International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
- Plus GCSE math and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.